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9 Outrageous Hollywood Publicity Stunts

Teacher's Pet (1958)

Clark Gable and Doris Day star in this comedy about a newspaper editor. For publicity purposes, Paramount filmed 50 Hollywood newsmen sitting at desks and gave a few of them lines in the film. What better way to get reporters to focus on your movie than to put them in it? The buzz may have worked; the New York Times placed Teacher's Pet in its top ten of 1958, and the movie received two Oscar nominations.